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About Our Church

Meet Our Staff

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Pastor Mike Foster joined the staff in August of 2021. He is originally from Michigan and moved to South Carolina during his junior year of high school. After graduating from Bob Jones University, Mike moved back to Michigan where he served for several years at Juniata Baptist Church and Juniata Christian School. In 2002, God called the Fosters into evangelism working specifically with Dr. Earl Jessup and Baptist Church Planting Ministry. Mike traveled and helped plant over 50 churches during those years. In 2010, God led the Fosters to Troy Baptist Temple where Mike became the assistant pastor working with the youth and music. 

In 2011 Pastor Foster finished a book entitled "The Spiritual Song" which is an explanation of the problems in our church music today. Pastor Foster has a heart for revival and evangelism and leads our music program at the church. He teaches a Sunday School class for adults and oversees the media ministry. God has blessed him and Bonnie with four living children ages five to fourteen, and one in Heaven named Joel who passed away in August of 2010.

Mike & Bonnie Foster

Music and Media Pastor



If Jesus Christ returned today, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven with Him? If you’re not 100% certain, we urge you to continue reading. Salvation is not a difficult process like some may lead you to believe. Jesus did the hard part by dying on the cross.

1. Realize that God loves you and has a plan for your life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16


2. The Bible says that all men are sinners and our sins have separated us from God.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23


3. God’s Word also says that sin must be paid for. “Wages” means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever. If we continue without Christ as our Savior, we’ll die and be without God forever.

“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23


4. The good news is that Christ paid for all our sins. Our sins were laid on Christ on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, and He arose from the dead. He is alive forevermore.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8


5. We must personally pray and receive Christ by faith as our Savior. “Lord, I know that I am a sinner. If I died today I would not go to heaven. Forgive my sin, come into my life and be my Savior. Help me live for You from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13


So Let’s Review:
  • John 3:16: God loves you!

  • Romans 3:23: All men are sinners.

  • Romans 6:23: Sin must be paid for.

  • Romans 5:8: Christ paid for our sins.

  • Romans 10:13: We must pray and receive Christ as our Savior.

A new life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior. Let us help you in your new life as a Christian. Study the Bible with us and build your life on a solid foundation.

Plan to attend church this Sunday!

Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe the Bible is Divine revelation inspired by God. The Bible is infallible and is the final authority for faith and life. The King James Version is the “official” and only translation used by our church.


We believe that God uses different means of working with people during different periods of history (Innocence, Conscience, Civil Government, Promise, Law, Grace, Millennial Kingdom.)



We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



We believe that Christ came to earth and took on the form of man, without ceasing to be God, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin, Mary. We believe that Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross. We believe that Christ rose from the grave and ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, interceding for His children.


Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment of salvation, convicts the world of sin, empowers and enlightens believers and gives to them various gifts for use in service.



We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin because of Adam’s disobedience.  As a result, every person is born with a sinful nature and needs salvation.



We believe that salvation is the gift of God through grace and not of the works of man. The gift of salvation is received when a person places his faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sin.


Eternal Security

We believe that once a person is saved, he is always saved, being kept by God’s power.


The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ and is made up of born-again people. The church is autonomous and local answering directly to God.



We believe that baptism by immersion is to take place after a person is saved, as an outward sign of following Christ in death, burial, and resurrection.  It has no power to save.


The Lord’s Supper

We believe that believers are to periodically participate in the observance of the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper to remember Christ’s death until He returns.



We believe that while a Christian lives in this world, he is not to be of the world. Believers are to live apart from all worldly practices and associations and are to not allow sin to dominate their lives.


Second Coming

We believe in the personal, imminent return of Christ to rapture the Church before the seven-year Tribulation.


Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people; the saved to eternal life in Heaven and the unsaved to eternal death in Hell.



We believe that the devil is the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man.  He will be punished eternally in the Lake of Fire.



We believe that everything in the universe was created in six, literal 24-hour days by the direct act of God speaking it into existence.



We believe that God has ordained all authority consisting of three basic institutions: the home, the church, and the state.


Human Sexuality

We believe that God created male and female and that all intimate relations are to be between husband and wife. All other forms of intimate relations are a perversion of God’s design.



We believe that men and women are spiritually equal before God, but that God ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for them in the home and church as outlined in Ephesians, chapters 5 and 6.



We believe that God intends for marriage to last until death parts a couple. We believe that what God has joined together, man should not put asunder.


Abortion and Euthanasia

We believe that life begins at conception and is sacred. Therefore, taking a human life before birth or in old age is an act of murder.



We believe that God is love and that it is a chief characteristic of those who follow Him.



We believe that God’s people are prohibited by Scripture to bring civil lawsuits against other believers, due to its hurting the testimony of Christ.



We believe that God has given the church the commission to proclaim the Gospel to all the world at home and abroad.



We believe that it is God’s expectation that every Christian be a good steward of the wealth entrusted him by God, by financially supporting his local church through tithes and offerings.

Statement of Faith

What to Expect

I’m brand new, what should I expect when I visit?

If you visit us on Sunday morning, you will have the opportunity to attend one of our small group Bible studies and our morning worship service.  We will have hospitality greeters at the doors to greet you when you arrive and guide you to where you and your family should go.  They can answer any question that you have at the time.

We have exciting, large and small group Bible study classes for every age group.  You can find out where your age group meets for Sunday School when the greeters meet you at the door.


Our morning worship services are uplifting times of praise and challenge from the Word of God.  Pastor Powell preaches practical Bible messages.


What about my children?

From nursery age through teenagers, we have a place for everyone.  When you arrive, you will be given personal instructions about the location of each of our preschool, elementary, and teen classes.  Our people will be glad to direct you where to go. After the Sunday School hour the children will be taken to their children's church during the 10:45 service.

A nursery (newborn through 3 years) is provided for every meeting at Bible Baptist Church. This service, provided by quality and qualified workers who have gone through background checks, will help you enjoy what you hear and also limit distractions during the activities of the meeting.

What should I wear?

We do not have a dress code for our members or guests.  Although many of our leadership and members dress in a “traditional style,” we want you to feel welcome and comfortable while you visit.

How can I meet the pastor?

The pastor is available after the services to greet members and guests in the lobby.  On Sunday morning and evening, he will be greeting guests at the back auditorium door exit to the church lobby.

I have other questions.  How can I get them answered?

Please give us a call at our office (931-358-2493) or drop by if you have any questions and we would love to answer any that you might have.

What to Expect
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